About the museum

The Museum presents the impressive collections of the County Regiments of both Devon and Dorset. The history section covers the history of our Regiments from 1685 – 2007, with information being added on a regular basis. Virtual Galleries are available on the museum website, covering the regiments’ part in the Gallipoli Campaign (WWI), the Middle East Campaign (WWI)and the Battle of the Somme (WWI) are in place but please note that these galleries were created externally and that not all images shown are from the Museum collection. Some are from private collections and from sources in the public domain


The 11th, 39th and 54th Regiments of Foot The Devonshire Regiment The Dorsetshire Regiment The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment The Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry The Royal Devon Yeomanry The Coast Regiment RGA The 52nd Siege Battery RGA The 24th Field Ambulance RAMC and the many Battalions or Regiments within their mother unit title.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times


Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.


October Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm.

November to March Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm.

Bank holidays

10.30am - 4.00pm.




Adult £7.00
Child (5-16 years): £2.50
Senior: £5.50
Full-time student: £4.00
Family: £15.00
Serving military: free.

Groups & schools: by arrangement


The Keep, Barrack Road, Dorset, DT1 1RN

Tel 01305 264066


Visiting Advice

At the western edge of Dorchester, near the Top of the Town Car Park. This car park is the main coach Park also and is within 20 metres of the museum.

Disabled access to all areas except the roof.